new use for rsync
ewhiting at amis.com
Sat Oct 13 03:45:29 EST 2001
I have a home box that I was worried about it perhaps having a rootkit
I used a few rsync commands to compare a known good system to the
suspect one. I think rsync was a good tool for this. I still have to do
other checking for a potential hack problem, but rsync got me off to a
good start. I like how flexible rsync is.
rsync -nR -e ssh -av $src $dst
I also did a rsync with a -c just to double check things. The only files
that rysnc reported diffs on were ones that I expected to be different.
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